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The history of the Caribby-Islands, : viz. Barbados, St Christophers, St Vincents, Martinico, Dominico, Barbouthos, Monserrat, Mevis [sic], Antego, &c. in all XXVIII. : In two books. The first containing the natural; the second, the moral history of those islands. : Illustrated with several pieces of sculpture, representing the most considerable rarities therein described. : With a Caribbian-vocabulary.

Published 1666

A free translation of: Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles de l'Amérique, first published in Rotterdam, 1658. "Davies added material not found in the French edition and left out material, as well." -- Echeverria & Wilkie

Authorship from Echeverria & Wilkie. Also been attributed to Louis de Poincy and to César de Rochefort

Part 2 has special part title-page

Signatures: A-3A (3A4 verso blank)

Page 2 misnumbered 3; p. 330 misnumbered 332

Cf. Echeverria & Wilkie. French image, 658/3

Cf. Cundall, F. Bib. of the West Indies, p. 99

Cf. Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.) 271896ff

"By way of digression giving an account of the Apalachites, the nature of their country, their manners, and their ancient and modern religion," p. 228-249

"A Caribbian vocabulary," by Raymond Breton, p. [2-11] at end

Includes bibliographical references

Echeverria & Wilkie. French image

JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675


Alden, J.E. European Americana

John Carter Brown Library copy 1 bound in contemporary sheep

John Carter Brown Library copy 1: gift of John Nicolas Brown

Publisher London, : Printed by J. M. for Thomas Dring and John Starkey, and are to be sold at their shops, at the George in Fleet-Street neer Clifford's-Inn, and at the Mitre between Middle Temple-Gate and Temple-Bar.
Pages 404
Language English
Call number b2229238
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbindigenous; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana

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